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Minister encourages Olympic bid

Sport Minister Ueli Maurer has come out in favour of a Swiss bid to host the Winter Olympic Games.

Maurer said it was time to tackle a major project despite foreseeable transport and environmental concerns.

His call came ahead of Friday’s meeting of the umbrella association of Swiss sport organisations to decide on a formal project.

It is believed Switzerland could seek a candidature for 2022 or later.

St Moritz hosted the winter Olympics in 1928 and 1948, but later Swiss bids for 2002, 2006 and 2010 failed. and agencies


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